How does that happen? I am a strong and capable woman. I am generally speaking, living my life consciously. And if I'm brutally honest, I struggle to string together consecutive months at a time when I am purposeful, balanced and focused on living my best life.
I actually do the best when I think of myself as someone else that I am in charge of taking care of, tending to. If I were actually a small child in my care, I would certainly look for meals, set the table, not eat in the car, get enough sleep, go outside to play, have naps, eat a vegetable now and then. So, why don't I do those things now?
The answer that springs to mind is because I'm exhausted. I'm so busy working, building a new business, taking care of home, husband, family members who need support that I have no time to tend to myself. But surely, one of those profound truths is that if we don't take care of ourselves, we cannot possibly be our best selves with other, for others.
I want to do better.
It's hard to be a human. Be gentle with yourselves friends.